As a follow up to my post last week on my E5 phot shoot, I decided to edit these photos a little bit more than I normally do and I thought I might share the before and after comparisons of these. I tried a few things with different colour tones and looks that I typically don’t get into in my photos but am fairly happy with the results. I hope you enjoy the comparisons and please comment on what you think.
I am running a post processing workshop for the UW photography club this week and am going to go over a few common things I do to my photos but as a small summary: I usually do most things in lightroom but move into photoshop when I want to do more local adjustments. Within photoshop i use layer masks pretty heavily and rarely touch the actual original photo. Within lightroom I do a slight curve adjustment and usually play with the contrast. I find that I like higher contrast in my photos and so I typically bump that up. I also try to make the foreground a bit brighter than the background for extra pop. I also shoot raw 90% of the time as it gives way more flexibility when editing.
Please comment on what you think of the final edits.